Manchester United thrash Crystal Palace team 4-0 at Old Trafford

Man United continued their fantastic goalscoring start to the season ,as they thrash Crystal Palace 4-0 – they have now netted 33 times in 11 games – and, against very limited opposition, they could have won by more, falling just short of matching City’s 5-0 victory over the Eagles a week ago.

Manchester United beat a terrible Crystal Palace, who have lost all seven Premier League games this season without scoring.

The Red Devils only landed back in Manchester at 04:00 GMT on Thursday after the 4-1 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow. But, having made five changes from that game, they did not look tired at all.

Jose Mourinho’s holy trinity – Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Fellaini ensured that Man U effectively dispatched relegation threatened Crystal Palace putting the club and local rivals, Man City as the most fearful challengers of this season’s EPL title.

This is their fourth Premier League win of the season by this scoreline, with Jose Mourinho’s men also putting West Ham, Swansea City and Everton to the sword by the same margin.
Juan Mata opened the scoring in the third minute while Romelu Lukaku scored for the sixth straight game after Marouane Fellaini netted twice , keeping Crystal palace without a point or a goal in the English Premier League this season even with their new coach.

Lukaku was a silent striker until the 86th minute, when he tapped in for an 11th goal in 10 games for his new club, setting a new record in his new reign at the club.

Rashford also showed why comparisons between him and Cristiano Ronaldo are not far fetched, given that he supplied two wonderful assists , no wonder Jose Mourinho wants to reward him with a new bumper deal

BBC Sport report  that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised oft-maligned midfielder Fellaini, who scored twice in one match for the club for the first time.

The Belgian was strongly linked with a move to Galatasaray in the summer.

“I always trusted Marouane since day one and try to give him confidence and show him how useful he is for the team, Mourinho said”.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said: “The quality these teams have, they don’t miss chances.

“Coming into the game this week, we thought if things go our way, we could have got something out of the game.

“The messages being put across are being grasped by the players. We now have Chelsea and it doesn’t get any easier.

“The past three weeks’ work has been good but this break will be good to get more work done. The fans are brilliant and that support will help us through.”

 

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